This variety is commonly referred to as the Southern Magnolia. Reaching approximately 25m in height, it is a striking evergreen tree with large, dark green leaves up to 20 cm in length. Large, white, fragrant flowers are add to its ornamental value. Magnolia grandiflora is widely cultivated in warmer areas around the world. The timber is hard and heavy, and has been used commercially to make furniture, pallets, and veneer.